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Safety training

Updating author: Howard Fidderman

Brightmine editor: Laura Merrylees


  • Employers must provide employees with the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure their health, safety and welfare at work. (See Duty to train)
  • Risk assessments may identify a need for safety training. (See Training to manage risk)
  • Employees must be provided with certain information about first-aid provision. (See First aid)
  • Employers must provide adequate safety training under the fire safety legislation. (See Fire safety)
  • Specific safety training requirements apply in relation to the risks associated with using tools and equipment and display screen equipment. (See Tools and equipment and Display screen equipment)
  • Employees who may be exposed to hazardous substances, or who are required to move heavy loads, must have training in reducing the associated risks. (See Substances hazardous to health and Manual handling)
  • Some industries have sector-specific safety training requirements. (See Other health and safety training requirements)